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The town next door

A&E Editor Seventy-two years ago Thorton Wilder wrote Our Town, a play set in the fictionalized town Grover’s Corners in 1901. Since then it’s become North America’s most produced play. Four thousand productions have taken place in the last decade alone.Continue...

Adorably unconventional in every way

At the request of Henri Fabergé of Henri Fabergé and The Adorables, we met secretly at the Kingston Mills locks, a rendezvous he said would be far more romantic than a phone conversation. We spoke of Valentines Day, world exploits and the hilarity of the college-sensation textsfromlastnight.com, as he took time from his day job involving the paper-pushing of experimental testing on convicts.Continue...

A breath of fresh art in the Union Gallery

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These lips don’t lie: 10 years of The Monologues

A&E Editor This year marks the 10th time The Vagina Monologues has been produced at Queen’s. If the spirit, enthusiasm and drive of the women involved in this year’s production is any indication of what the future has in store for the play, it looks bright.Continue...

Some country music from the city

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The play’s the thing

Walking into the dimly lit room that looks more like a bluesy bar or an underground coffee shop than a stage, I expected more out of The King’s Conscience than what I initially saw.Continue...

Vogt B to be a true student collaboration

The Vogt Studio Series, known for showcasing entirely student-run productions, is taking its commitment to original student work even further with its most recent installment, Vogt B. “It’s all original student stuff going on here,” Vogt Publicity Manager Edward Larocque said.Continue...

Up all night

When I first heard murmurs of East Coast rockers Sleepless Nights releasing three EPs for free, I figured the news was too good to be true. Luckily, the complementary EPs are far from fictional and the latest one is making its way to the masses through web browsers, blogs and amps everywhere.Continue...

Daemon control

Contributor Ideas about art as an opportunity to re-evaluate the mundane certainly aren’t new. Critic Viktor Shklovsky argued that the purpose of art was to make objects “unfamiliar.”Continue...

Operatic AIDS activism

It’s hard to know exactly how to talk about a film like Fig Trees. Equal parts documentary, musical and artistic experiment, director John Greyson’s latest project examining the fight for an increased availability and affordability of AIDS treatment around the world will, no doubt, prove intimidating for the casual viewer.Continue...

The ballad of a brother and sister

Contributor When director Megan Scarborough told me John & Jen would be showing in Theological Hall’s Studio Theatre, I couldn’t help but cringe a little. The Studio Theatre isn’t so much a theatre as it is a classroom that happens to have some overhead lights hung in it.Continue...

Songs for Haiti

A&E Editor Two and a half years ago, Kingston was a tough place to get a gig for musicians. A group of earnest and eager young musicians did something about it.

“Apple Crisp started as an organization to help young musicians to find a place to play,” said Greg Tilson, one of the many faces behind the Apple Crisp collective.Continue...

Richard III, New York style

Contributor Four strangulations, eight gangland style executions, one death by multiple gunshots, one death by physical assault, two deaths by poisoning and one death by hammer—that’s the way Vagabond, the student-run Shakespeare Repertoire company founded last year by Ryan LaPlante and Nathaniel Fried, is advertising their second show, Richard III.Continue...

In the read

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By Divine Right make a righteous comeback

“I know that people love sad songs. I just can’t really do them. I don’t feel like I’m being responsible.” Jose Miguel Contreras takes his perceived responsibility to uplift seriously. Speaking with a veteran musician like Contreras is refreshing. He’s completely natural and at ease on the phone, and demonstrates a clear level of self-awareness.Continue...

Keeping it Reel

This year marks the 11th instalment of the Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival—and they’re celebrating with a capital “R”.

“We’ve gone from a lower case ‘R’ to an upper case ‘R’,” Matt Salton, Reelout festival and programming director, said of Reelout’s old lower case spelling quirk.Continue...

The sky is rocking and rolling

Gavin Gardiner isn’t the type to call in sick.

Juggling chilly Toronto streets, an upcoming tour with his band and a bout of pneumonia, The Wooden Sky’s singer isn’t phased by the fact that my phone call was interrupting his doctor’s appointment. Shrugging off illness, Gardiner took some time to talk to me about the band’s roots, inspirations and collaborations.Continue...

Art ad hoc

Contributor Nothing captures one’s attention more than a particularly unique and interesting name. The right name, such as Ad Hoc, sparks interest and creates a desire to learn more.

Ad Hoc is a free exhibit being shown at the Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

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Exploring extraordinary art in the everyday

After a stressful first week of school, many students want to kick back and catch up on sleep on the weekend or maybe even watch that episode of Jersey Shore they missed. Instead of enjoying some much needed sleep, I headed out to view the new art show Come and change come and change into anything you will, located in the main space of Union Gallery.Continue...

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